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Online and Hybrid Course Design

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Hybrid, hyflex, and online courses require educators to think differently from face-to-face (F2F) models in order to create meaningful learning opportunities for students. Students need to engage with each other, the course material, and the instructor to experience the social and intellectual support necessary for learning. This can require thinking creatively about how to use available technologies to achieve your learning goals for the students. Some critical aspects of course design include:

  • alignment between course objectives and unit or module objectives;
  • alignment between unit objectives, course materials, and assignments;
  • course organization;
  • and using technology effectively.

The resources below focus broadly on these four areas. They are based on external quality standards models like Quality Matters and the Online Learning Consortium, as well as research in the scholarship of teaching and learning, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience.